A post on Facebook by a ‘friend’ about GPS/Navigation systems for cars, and the hidden danger them may pose prompted this.
To wit, there have been cases reported of what would appear to be a small break-in to someone’s vehicle with the real purpose to access the vehicle’s GPS/Nav system and discover the address of the ‘home’ setting.
Setting a home address in these systems/tools is indeed handy as no matter where you are, one only needs to hit the ‘Home; button, and the system will provide you with directions back home.
The trouble is, that setting ‘Home’ to one’s exact address, allows a potential perp to also know where the owner lives and opens the door to burglary, etc.
So instead of setting the GPS/Nav system’s ‘Home’ to one’s exact address, I for example only use the street name we live on. A better idea would be to have the ‘Home” setting set to a street adjacent to the one you live on. after all once you get close enough to your home, do you really need the GPS/Nav to tell you how to get exactly to your home?